Pro bono case studies

  • Lawyers regularly work pro bono for clients who cannot afford to pay for advice or representation and where public and alternative means of funding are not available.

    Here you will find case studies of pro bono work done by lawyers in England and Wales and real life examples of the positive contribution this work has on individuals, charities and community groups.

    If you have an interesting example of innovative pro bono work occurring in your firm or community that you think would make a good case study, please get in touch with Valerie Robertson.

  • Pro bono case studies

    • 12 May 2016

      About LawWorks

      LawWorks promotes, encourages and supports pro bono activity across England and Wales and works to ensure pro bono is targeted where it can be most effective.
    • 13 April 2016

      Case study: Solicitor contributes to victory in council tax disclosure fight

      Caroline Kean acted pro bono for the regional newspaper The Bolton News during its campaign to name two councillors who failed to pay their council tax.
    • 21 March 2016

      Children's pro bono legal service

      A pro bono collaboration between Allen & Overy, Coram Children's Legal Centre and DLA Piper gives free legal representation to children without legal support.
    • 14 March 2016

      LawWorks not-for-profit case study: British Acoustic Neuroma Association

      British Acoustic Neuroma Association ('BANA') is a small national charity that supports people affected by acoustic neuromas.
    • 14 March 2016

      Case study: Why pro bono matters

      Ahsan Khan, a solicitor with Shoosmiths LLP, describes his experience of pro bono work.
    • 15 February 2016

      Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group

      Huddersfield Law Society’s Twinning Programme with Uganda is exemplary in demonstrating the power of pro bono work to unite and develop the legal community locally and internationally.
    • 4 January 2016

      Case study: K&L Gates

      K&L Gates have shown their commitment to working for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) pro bono rights by setting up a dedicated team of lawyers globally who have an interest in the area.
    • 19 October 2015

      Case study: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

      Herbert Smith Freehills' Whitechapel Legal Advice Clinic has been providing high quality legal advice to residents of London's most disadvantaged borough for fifteen years.
    • 25 August 2015

      Case study: Hogan Lovells

      Hogan Lovells have shown their commitment to democracy and community by providing a full advisory service to establish a new social enterprise Bite the Ballot.
    • 25 August 2015

      Case study: James Lawford Davies, partner at Hempsons

      James Lawford Davies demonstrated his commitment to access to justice when he acted pro bono in a two-year legal battle.
  • Contact us

    For further information about how we support our members with their pro bono work, please contact our pro bono and public legal education policy officer, Valerie Robertson.

    Please note that we do not keep a list of pro bono providers and are unable to refer members of the public to pro bono solicitors.

    For the public

    You can also find more information on pro bono and other legal issues on the Advice Now website.